Akebia quinata Amethyst Glow
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Twining, evergreen climber with interesting divided leaves. Masses of red-purple and pink flowers in spring. Vanilla scented. Prefers sun or part shade. Sausage-shaped dark purple fruit after flowers if summer hot.
Hedera colchica Sulphur Heart (Persian Ivy)
- Usually Flowers : October, November
Vigorous, self-clinging evergreen bearing large, mid green, heart-shaped leaves with yellow splashes that deepen with age. Large green flowers. October to November. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. Best if alkaline. Good for walls, large structures or ground cover.
Heptacodium miconoides (Seven Sons Flower)
- Usually Flowers : September, October, November
Large deciduous shrub or small tree. Light tan, thin, papery bark exfoliates in strips or sheets. Upright and spreading. Large displays of fragrant, white flowers. September to November. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Good for specimen plant. Attractive to butterflies.